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By one at least. Calvin C. Johnson Jr. walked out of a Georgia courtroom a free man this week, after serving 16 years of a life sentence for a rape he didn’t commit. Hats off to all the counsel who stuck by Johnson, and to Peter Neufeld and the others of the Innocence Project in particular. Neufeld and company are the cold case squad of the criminal defense bar, using modern forensics, like the DNA analysis used to exonerate Johnson, and correcting some of the most egregious mistakes our system is capable of making.

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